Girl

A girl is any female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood when she becomes a woman. The term may also be used to mean a young woman.

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Famous quotes containing the word girl:

    If women were umpiring none of this [rowdyism] would happen. Do you suppose any ball player in the country would step up to a good-looking girl and say to her, “You color- blind, pickle-brained, cross-eyed idiot, if you don’t stop throwing the soup into me I’ll distribute your features all over you countenance!” Of course he wouldn’t.
    Amanda Clement (1888–1971)

    “I am as brown as brown can be,
    And my eyes as black as sloe;
    I am as brisk as brisk can be,
    And wild as forest doe.
    —Unknown. The Brown Girl (l. 1–4)

    Listen, Ange, I’ve been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life. I’m 34 years old, I’m just tired that’s all.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923–1981)